Registry of Shipping and Seamen: War of 1939-1945; Log Books and Crew Agreements

Details of BT 380
Reference:BT 380
Title:
Registry of Shipping and Seamen: War of 1939-1945; Log Books and Crew Agreements
Description:

This series comprises agreements and crew lists (with log books where they survive), for allied and commandeered ships, primarily covering the period of the Second World War and kept by the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen. The series also contains standard documents used as substitutes for the agreements; T124, F124, T124T, T125, T777, RASC pool and Eng2. An explanation about the substitutes will be provided when available. There are some records from 1936 and others that extend the series to 1950.

Date: 1936-1950
Separated Material: Some of this collection has been added to:
BT 99
BT 381
BT 385
BT 387
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record
Language: English
Creator: Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, 1872-1992
Physical description: 1236 file(s)
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition: from 2001 Registry of Shipping and Seamen
Custodial history: Transferred from the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen to the Registry of Shipping and Seamen in 1992. These records were temporarily retained by the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen for operational purposes. These purposes were mainly the issue of new and replacement medals and the provision of information for war pension purposes.
Accumulation Dates: Series ran 1939-1950
Selection and destruction information: Acquisition criteria: The economic, social and demographic condition of the UK. Merchant seamen were a reserved occupation during the Second World War and their service on merchant ships was equivalent to service in the armed forces. In the immediate post-war period their contribution was essential to the recovery of the UK. A commitment was given to the Advisory Council in the mid-1990s that all of these records would be preserved.
Accruals: The records are a discrete collection. Transfer is likely to be staged over a period of two years.

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